CrafterNews - craft, create, celebrate.
Follow CrafterNews:

Look What YOU Made: Dorothy Apron from Sew What You Love

 

Last year, I was handed down my grandmother’s sewing machine. It took me a while to work up the courage to embark on my first project because of the limited space in my apartment and the fact that I hadn’t used a sewing machine since I was seven. When she passed away a few months later, I came back to sewing as a way to connect with her.

I’ve been wanting an apron for a while (I can’t cook marinara sauce without splattering on a white shirt!), and when I found the pattern for the Dorothy Apron in Sew What You Love, I fell in love with it. I went fabric shopping and found two yards of a retro print with pears and apples that I thought would look great. The cute red-with-white-polka-dot fabric made me excited to get started!

After reading the instructions for laying out the pattern and cutting the fabric very carefully, I was surprised how quickly I was able to create an apron from scratch. I found the instructions very clear and I knocked it out in no time.

One afternoon’s worth of hard work later, I had a fabulous feminine apron! I love the flattering pleats and the handy pocket I added in the accent fabric. The end result was an adorable, professional-looking apron. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results! Best of all, I learned how to use my sewing machine and I can’t wait to make other projects!

Next up: a cute summer sundress!

- Leigh Malach

 

Categories: Sewing |

Tags: , , , , , ,

Browse all articles from June 2012

comments

Donna June 7th, 2012

Love the pattern!


 








 


 
About the Book
Sew What You Love
The Easiest, Prettiest Projects Ever
Written by Tanya Whelan
Category: Crafts & Hobbies - Sewing
Format: Paperback, 152 pages
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $24.99
 
To learn more about our books visit: